The original, and still setting standards in the region
Patagonia River Guides' main lodge in Trevelin, Argentina is the oldest, largest, and most widely respected operation of its type in the entire region, period. American owned and operated by Montana natives Rance Rathie and Travis Smith, but run with an experienced and knowledgeable all-Argentine staff, literally every aspect of this program is "polished to a T". From the quality of the accommodations and the amazing cuisine, to their spectacular catalog of private-access waters and brand new state of the art gear, all of the pieces are in place to make this any angler's next trip of a lifetime. So whether its for three days or three whole weeks, why not experience just what makes Patagonia River Guides the icon of success they are in this most beautiful region of the world. Contact us today for available dates and details.
Patagonia River Guides has built their programs from the very beginning on the idea of fishing a different river each and every day of a client's stay, and they've certainly got more than enough selection of waters to do it. The town of Trevelin where the lodge sits is right near the border of Los Alerces National Park, and at the edge of a topographical shift between the Andes themselves and the more arid papma to the East. As such, guides can head in any of the four cardinal directions each day in order to fish everything from medium and large scale freestones, to smaller mountain streams within the park, winding spring creeks out on the estancias, and even an enormous and highly productive tailwater.
And on top of all of this, there are the lakes! Dozens of natural lakes dot the area surrounding the lodge, and many of the fish that swim in these are truly enormous.
Most of our catalog of waters outside of the national park itself are also exclusive and private gated accesses.
As such, clients can choose daily between floating and wading as well as whether to look for sight fishing, match-the-hatch dry fly fishing, terrestrial plopping, streamer-chucking, or nymphing based on what they feel like doing that day!
The PRG lodge in Trevelin is truly a five star work of art, designed and "re-built" by Rance and Travis after their purchase of it to be one of the few fly fishing destinations on Earth that can offer each and every guest they have a private room with private bath, even for single occupancy, and all included in the standard packages without any extra charge. Twelve of these spacious, beautifully decorated rooms are available for single guests or couples. In addition the lodge features two spacious living rooms and a communal dining room, two full bars, a billiards room with its own scotch bar, adjacent wine cellar, and cigar humidor, and an enormous wraparound deck overlooking five distinct mountain ranges for the enjoyment of cocktails while listening to or telling the best fishing stories of the day. Wifi and mobile connection access are throughout the lodge property, and a wide variety of non fishing activities are available in the surrounding area and can be arranged for enjoyment with a private PRG staff member/guide.
Space is limited on this one; contact us today for available dates and details.
Patagonia River Guides' chef and kitchen staff at the Trevelin lodge have been a foundational stone in the program's design from day one. Focusing on a delicately balanced blend of regional and worldwide gourmet foods using locally produced meats, fruits, cheeses and vegetables (many of which are grown in gardens on the PRG property) this team creates an amazingly diverse menu of delightful foods. Lunches and dinners are also complimented by a selection of the very best Argentine wines, as well as both imported and local beers.
Flights for Patagonia River Guides Trevelin Lodge Program should arrive in Esquel, Argentina (Airport code ESQ). You will most likely arrive in Argentina by landing at Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE) and we will provide a private ground transfer service across the city to the domestic airport (AEP) for your flight down to Patagonia.
Always remember, our services are provided absolutely free; booking a trip through Hemispheres Unlimited WILL NEVER COST YOU A SINGLE PENNY MORE than booking it directly with the lodge or outfitter, but does reap the benefits of our extensive experience with that destination, as well as our ongoing support services available to you at any time prior to, during, or even after your trip.
Patagonia River Guides Trevelin Lodge is open every year from November 1st through May 1st. Package rates (quoted in US dollars) are single rooms complimentary and include ground transfers in Buenos Aires as well as from Esquel to the Lodge and back, all meals, house wine, beer, liquor & soft drinks, local transportation, professional guide, private water access fees, fishing license, and also all flies, leaders, tippet, and loaner equipment such as: Winston rods, Simms waders & boots, and Hatch reels with floating & sinking lines.
Double Occupancy Rates
- Early Season (Nov 1st to Dec 31st) all inclusive program with six and a half days fishing, seven nights: - $6,300
- High Season (Jan 1st to May 1st) all inclusive program with six and a half days fishing, seven nights: - $6,650
*Custom planned trips are also available for this destination in combination with Patagonia River Guides North and Estancia Tres Valles; Contact us today for available dates and details, and get started on your way to this dream-trip of a lifetime to see just why Patagonia River Guides sets the standard for top fly fishing destinations in Argentina and around the world.
Contact us today for available dates and details, and get started on your way for this dream-trip of a lifetime to Patagonia River Guides' signature location for an authentic five star experience at the top fly fishing destination of middle Patagonia!